Summer School 2018

The ACTL Summer School 2018 will offer three advanced courses and three introductory courses in syntax, semantics and phonology.

It will be held on Mon 25–Fri 29 June, 2018 at UCL.

Please come to Chandler House G15 at 9:30-11:30 on Monday to pick up your name tag. If you arrive later, please find Richard Jardine.

G02 School of Pharmacy G15 Chandler House

No lecture on Mon and Wed in this slot.

Registration on Mon in G15 CH.

Poster Workshop on Wed at 9:00-11:00 in G02 SoP

Language Development in Psychosemantics by Daniele Panizza Memory and Structure:  Locality in sentence representation and processing by Nino Grillo
11:30-13:00 (Advanced Semantics) Topics in the semantics of pronouns: crossover phenomena 
by Gennaro Chierchia
(Advanced Phonology) Contextual Information in Phonology
Yuni Kim
15:00-16:30 (Intro Syntax) Where movement fails: minimalist perspectives on island effects
Michelle Sheehan
(Intro Semantics) Introduction to Dynamic Semantics
Patrick D. Elliott
17:00-18:30 (Advanced Syntax) Cross-clausal A-dependencies
Susi Wurmbrand
(Intro Phonology) Introduction to constraint-based phonology
Adam J. Chong

There will be two classrooms in two buildings (sorry for the inconvenience!): G15 in Chandler House (2 Wakefield St., WC1N 1PF) and G02 in the School of Pharmacy (29-39 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AX). See below for a map.

This year we have more lecturers than previous years in two parallel sessions. In addition, there will be a workshop with poster presentations by PhD students on Wednesday.


Advanced Courses

Introductory Courses


The psycholinguistic courses will take place at 9:30-11:00 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We will skip the morning slot on Monday and start at 11:30, so that those who come from outside London will be able to travel that day. If you arrive before 11:30 on Monday, please come to Chandler House G15 to pick up your name tag. There will be coffee.

On Wednesday (27th) we will have the poster presentation workshop at 9:00-11:00 in G02, School of Pharmacy.

Coffee Breaks

Coffee and tea will be provided at the following times and locations:

  • Monday: 11:00-11:30 in Chandler House G15
  • Tuesday: 9:00-9:30 and 11:00-11:30 in Chandler House G15
  • Wednesday: 9:00-11:30 in School of Pharmacy G02 (where the poster workshop is)
  • Thursday: 9:00-9:30 and 11:00-11:30 in Chandler House G15
  • Friday: 9:00-9:30 and 11:00-11:30 in Chandler House G15

See the map below for local cafés.


The tuition for regular participants is £80.00.

Please apply by sending an email to Richard Jardine ( with your name, affiliation, and program of study as described on the school’s web page.

Tuition waiver for ACTL members: The tuition is waived for students currently registered at University of CambridgeUniversity of EdinburghUniversity of EssexUniversity of KentUniversity of OxfordQueen Mary University of LondonSOAS, and UCL. The PhD students based at these institutions will also be (partially) reimbursed for their accommodation and/or transportation (more details will be available through your supervisor). In order to get reimbursed, you have to keep the original receipts. We will distribute the reimbursement form during the Summer School. Please contact Richard Jardine (, in case you have questions.

Local information

The ACTL Summer School 2018 will take place in G15 of Chandler House (2 Wakefield St., WC1N 1PF) and G02 of the School of Pharmacy, UCL (29-39 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AX).

Public Transportation

Both Chandler House and the School of Pharmacy are located between two stations, Russell Sq. Station (<10 min on foot) and King’s Cross/St. Pancras Station (~10 min on foot). You can also walk from Euston Station (~15 min on foot).

Restaurants, Cafes, and Pubs

There are many lunch, dinner, and drink options nearby, including the Brunswick Centre (1 min walk from the School of Pharmacy). There are also many pubs around UCL. You can find some suggestions in the above map.

If you want good coffee, try Store St. Espresso (54 tavistock place, WC1H 9RG), 3 min from the buildings.


There are several hostels around UCL. The closest one if Generator Hostel. Another cheap option is to share an AirBnB with your friends.

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